Cackling Counterpart


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Cackling Counterpart


Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target creature you control.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Cackling Counterpart Discussion

TheMillKid on [Help Needed] Taigam (Budget) - Token Rebound

3 weeks ago

Hmm I'd say Errand of Duty is a two-fold cut, first because it's only one token for two mana, and secondly because you have to explain how banding works to most other players.

Cackling Counterpart is a great card, but, since it only can target a creature you control, it actually doesn't have very many good targets in your deck. Not Forgotten is an okay card to interact with graveyard decks, but I'm not sure if it will really pull its weight.

Hope that helps a little!

Deadpoo111 on Memories Old and New

3 weeks ago

Hey there everybody! I was playing a game of commander a little while back and just got hit by a wave of happiness when I thought about all the good times with the deck I was playing. I instantly wanted to share it! So here's my idea: post your favorite or most beloved deck here (it doesn't matter what format) and share why you love it! Maybe share a great memory too!

Here's mine:

*Primer* A Hellish Crusade [Edgy Specter Tribal]

Commander / EDH Deadpoo111


Okay, so this is a specter tribal deck I created in January of 2019. I know it's recent, but I already have some great memories with this deck! I like this deck because it's unique and it allows me to play cards most people don't even know about. For example, one user who commented on my deck didn't know that Specter was a tribe in Magic! The deck is ridiculously fun, especially when you cast Kindred Charge and swing for 30-40 damage and your opponents just discard their hands! One of the reasons this deck resonates with me is that I've always enjoyed discard. I think the ability to get rid of threats before they happen is really cool and overall, I like graveyard shenanigans. (Looking at you Body Double ) My favorite memory with this deck was when I got 10, yes 10 Sire of Stagnation . How did I do this? Well the deck runs a lot of clones so that I can make copies of my specters (there are only 22 in the game right now). One of the cool things the deck can do is say: "Hey you have something really nice? Now I do too!" So my friend Gareth plays Sire of Stagnation , I play Dack's Duplicate , then I play Mirror Image targeting the duplicate. Now I have two sires, but wait there's more! I play Clone making another sire, then I cast Cackling Counterpart and pay flashback! That's FIVE Sire of Stagnation . Every time my opponent plays a land, I draw TEN CARDS!!!!! Then I cast Kindred Dominance choosing Eldrazi and BOOM 10 Sire of Stagnation !!!! I killed two of my opponents passed the turn. Turns out I'm not running Laboratory Maniac and my opponent played I land, milling me out. I may have lost, but that is easily one of the most fun games I've ever played! That's why I love this deck so much!

triproberts12 on Sun Quan, Lord of Wufect

1 month ago

I think what this deck wants is some ways to make infinite mana. The one that would be best, in my mind is Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter . You'll want more mana rocks, although I think you want more anyway, but with that combo, you can power out Blightsteel or proliferate out the table with Contagion Engine , Contagion Clasp , or Viral Drake . You'll want the typical Muddle the Mixture to grab the combo, and artifact tutors such as Whir of Invention , Fabricate , and Tezzeret the Seeker can get your Engine and Clasp, as well.

Another classic mono-blue combo is Pili-Pala + Grand Architect . I like that one here, since you want to power up your blue and artifact infect creatures, anyway.

Next is Palinchron . You're already running High Tide and Caged Sun , so that's one option to go infinite. Deadeye Navigator can also combo with Palinchron.

A cheaper alternative is the old Pauper Peregrine Drake combo. You use Ghostly Flicker , Illusionist's Stratagem , or Displace to blink Drake, Great Whale , or Palinchron with Mnemonic Wall , Archaeomancer , or Salvager of Secrets , returning the instant each time.

To tie all of these combos together, Merchant Scroll and Mystical Tutor can get the Instants or Whir of Invention .

I think you could use a lot more mana rocks, as well. I would start with Sky Diamond , Mind Stone , Worn Powerstone , Thran Dynamo , and Thought Vessel .

I'm also surprised not to see Corrupted Conscience in here. Love that card.

As for cuts, I'm not really sure what Helm of the Host is doing here. It's not your commander you want more of, it's infect creatures. For that kind of mana, you could just kick Rite of Replication . Not really sure what Telepathy is for. If anything, you don't want the table to know when the infect player is a danger. Borrowing 100,000 Arrows has always been a pet card of mine, but making the kind of mana you are, you want X spells. Blue Sun's Zenith , Open Into Wonder , and Pull from Tomorrow are you friends.

Since you're limited on infect creatures, you might want normal clone effects. Phantasmal Image is cheap. Gigantoplasm can copy an infect creature and one-shot people, Quicksilver Gargantuan to a lesser extent. Phyrexian Metamorph is flexible. Vizier of Many Faces has recursion. Stunt Double can surprise the table by speeding up the clock just before your turn. Fated Infatuation comes with card selection. Mirror of the Forebears survives board wipes. Cackling Counterpart , Stolen Identity , Quasiduplicate , and Saheeli's Artistry can all copy creatures multiple times.

Enker on Wurm EDH ideas?

1 month ago

Riku of Two Reflections with green ramp and play almost all good wurms, with blue create copies and protect, witn red give haste and create copies with riku and other enchantment. Rhythm of the Wild such a nicve card for the deck. Progenitor Mimic , Bramble Sovereign , Cackling Counterpart and Flameshadow Conjuring are some ideas.

Darth_Savage on Budget Control-Burn Beatdown

2 months ago

Thunderous Wrath and Vanishment are both budget friendly and seem made for Bloodwater Entity (you might want 4 of those, maybe more Cackling Counterpart), heck the Miracle mechanic in general is worth a look. I expected to see Crackling Drake, Enigma Drake and Mission Briefing, maybe even Bedlam Reveler, not really sure what to think of Elusive Spellfist, but it's good your doing something different. If I have any concerns it's your lack of graveyard hate in the sideboard, 1x Relic of Progenitus probably isn't enough. 3 out of your 4 creatures will survive Pyroclasm, it might be worthwhile adding. Hope this was of some help, good luck with your brew.

Njirk on Dragonlord Silumgar

2 months ago

Hi there, I'm from the advertise your commander thread.

I used to have a Nin, the Pain Artist deck based on stealing and copying your opponents stuff. I always liked to win using your opponents cards, so its nice to see a deck with a similar theme.

I think your current build has a lot of room for optimization as there are many cards that have strictly or subjectively better counterparts. These are some suggestions for cards I would replace and what with:

I would probably drop the flicker subtheme you currently have because you dont run a lot of creatures and go down a few lands (37 should be fine) in favor of more draw (Rhystic Study & Mystic Remora are nice). Also, one of the good things about black is the access to tutors. By adding tutors you increase the consistency of your deck, as they effectively serve as an extra copy of all the other cards in your deck. Lim-Dul's Vault, Beseech the Queen and Dark Petition are some good relatively cheap ones. (If you want to invest a bit of money in it, Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are great.)

I hope this helps and good luck with deckbuilding!

PS. Dont forget to comment on the previously posted deck in the 'advertise your commander deck' thread. ;)

hungry000 on BSable

2 months ago

+1. Personally, though, I'd rather win with explicitly the Bronze Sable + Mechanized Production gameplan, dropping the Metallic Mimics and Adaptive Automatons for more 1 mana discard (5-6) and maybe a Tezzeret and a Cackling Counterpart for some more general counterspells (like Remand or Mana Leak).

Pikobyte on Brudiclad, Token Madness

3 months ago

I have to test out if the lower jumpstart cost can beat the instant speed of Cackling Counterpart

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